Two dogs suffer bee attacks

by Leanne Thompson on November 10, 2011

Two dogs were hospitalised in San Diego after suffering an attack from swarms of bees that swept through their back yard in South Bay.

Carissa Musaraca, owner of the house where the attack took place, had attempted to leave her house on seeing the bees in an attempt to help her dogs but had to return as she was stung many times on her hands and also on her head. Musaraca spoke about the event saying:

“It looked like a tornado of bees,

“They were all over and I couldn’t get (more…)

Woman thanks anonymous good Samaritan for carrying her dog

by Darren Jamieson on June 6, 2011

A woman has thanked a ‘Good Samaritan’ who helped her dog by carrying the pampered pooch up a steep cliff whilst they were out walking.

Seven Year old Dalmatian, Oscar, suffered a fractured leg whilst he was playing at rock pools. His owner, Mandy Miller, was struggling to come up with any ideas of how she was able to get the six stone dog back to (more…)

Dalmatian Breed Profile

by Leanne Thompson on February 15, 2011

Instantly recognisable owing to its spotted coat, the Dalmatian is a sleek, muscular breed of medium size, with a massive amount of stamina. Intelligent and devoted, it loves nothing better than to run and play with its master – often for hours – and is totally people orientated.

The Dalmatian’s affinity with horses is well documented. Developed as a coaching dog in 18th century England, it was earlier used for hunting and guarding in Dalmatia, Yugoslavia. Despite this, the Dalmatian is a friendly and non-aggressive breed which makes an ideal family pet. However, it can be a little boisterous for very young children and is best suited to an experienced dog owner.

Dalmatian-femaleTypical Dalmatian Facts:

Height: Dog 23 – 24 inches (58 – 61cm) Bitch 22 – 23 inches (56 -58 cm)

Weight: 35 to 70 pounds (16 to 32 kg)

Average Litter Size: 8, though up to 15 is not uncommon

Life Expectancy: 9 to 15 years

Good with Children: Yes, but best suited to children over the age of 6 years owing to its exuberant nature.

Kennel Club Classification: Utility breed

Colour of a Dalmatian

The only spotted breed of dog, the Dalmatian is instantly recognisable by its short, black or liver spotted coat. Other colours include blue, brindle, mosaic, yellow and tri-colour, though these are very rare.

Dalmatian puppies are pure white when first born, with most of their spots appearing within (more…)

Britain’s fattest Dalmatian at 11 stone

by Darren Jamieson on November 19, 2009

Yesterday, dog owner John Green was in court for turning his dog into Britain’s fattest Dalmatian according to The Sun – and was banned from keeping a dog for ten years.

John Green of Macclesfield, Cheshire, shared his food including chocolate and sweets with his dog every dog, making pet Dalmatian Barney (pictured here courtesy of The Sun) balloon to three times the normal size for his breed in only (more…)

Dalmation or Dalmatian?

by Leanne Thompson on May 22, 2009

dalmatian-puppiesFor anyone who considers themselves a bit of a fan of quizzes or of dog breeds, they might have been interested to note the below question on the opening show of ITV’s new quiz show Divided, screened on Monday 18th May.  See what you think:

Which of the following dog breeds is spelt incorrectly?

A.    Chihuahua
B.    Dalmation
C.    Dachshund (more…)

Dog riding a bicycle

by Leanne Thompson on February 23, 2009

If you like videos of dogs doing clever tricks, you’ll love the latest video that’s become a hit on video sharing website YouTube. The latest dog video hit shows a dog riding a bicycle.

The video shows a Dalmatian, named Dotty (of course) riding on his red bicycle through the streets in Japan. In the video, Dotty climbs onto his bike (featuring stabilisers, he’s not that good) puts his paws on the pedals and begins pedalling through the streets, with other cyclists.

Hundreds of thousands of people have watched the video on YouTube. What do you think of Dotty the Dalmatian, could your dog be trained to do this?

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